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Grief and Loss Support

Avera Child and Adolescent Grief Programs
To learn more call 605-322-4074, 1-888-668-8700, or 1-800-691-4336.
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Black Hills Area Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Meetings are held every 4th Saturday of every month from 10am - 12pm at the First Congregational UCC Church at 1200 Clark Street in Rapid City. No RSVP is required to attend.

Pierre Adult Grief Counseling
Monthly support group meets the 14th of every month at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all adult survivors of suicide. Meetings are held at Capital University Center, 925 E Sioux Avenue. Contact Avera St. Mary's Foundation at 605-224-3451

Rapid City Suicide Grief Counseling
An eight-week support group for those who have lost a family member, friend, or colleague to suicide. The group is facilitated by peer members of the L.O.S.S. Team and provides education, support, and other resources specific to suicide grief and loss. This is not an open, ongoing group and is scheduled based on need, so please call to RSVP at 605-348-6692 to attend this group. For more information, please contact Stephanie Schweitzer-Dixon at 605-348-6692 or email

Adult Grief Program
Grief is usually a painful feeling that can affect your entire being - emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually. Counselors will offer information about the normal grief process during this program for adults or seniors. Next meeting is Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Pre-registration required. Call 322-4074 or 800-691-4336. Sessions held at Education Classroom G616, Avera Behavioral Health Center, 4400 W. 69th Street.  

Sioux Falls Grief and Loss Support Group - Sanford Hospice
For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death. Grieving a loss is a process that involves accepting the reality of the loss, identifying and expressing the feelings associated with the loss, adjusting to life without your loved one, saying good-bye and moving on. This group will facilitate your accomplishing these tasks in a supportive, comfortable environment. Call Sanford 605-328-4440 to register.

Sioux Falls Infant Loss Support Group - Sanford USD Medical Center
Offers infant loss support for families that have encountered miscarriages, stillbirths or SIDS. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this service, please call 605-312-3938.

Infant Loss Support Group-Avera, Sioux Falls
Offers a 6 week series support group for families who are grieving the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.  This series is offered three times throughout the year.  Meets each Saturday from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Next session is October 20 at Avera Behavioral Health Center, 4400 W. 69th St. , Education Classroom G616.  For more information or to register for this sesson please contact Mark VandeBraak PhD, MTBC< FT at 605-322-4074 or through email at Pre-registration required. Call 322-4074 or 800-691-4336.

Sioux Falls Sad Isn't Bad Grief Support Series

Sioux Falls Area Compassionate Friends
For children and families who have lost a loved one. Support Group meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3801 E. 26th Street, Sioux Fall from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month.  For more information call Peggy at 605-351-8823

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Surviving After Suicide Support Group-Sioux Falls
The SAS Monthly Support Groups is held the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm at the Helpline Center - 1000 N. West Ave, Suite 310. Our SAS meetings are held in an atmosphere that is warm and friendly and nonjudgmental. Anyone who has lost a family member or friend is invited to attend, whether it is a recent loss or many years ago. Feelings shared are kept confidential and discussed only within the confines of the group meeting. Thus, our SAS support groups provide a comfortable, non-threatening setting to share our experiences and thoughts.

Questions are encouraged to help in coping with the different stages of the grieving process and with the feelings that are particularly intense in the aftermath of suicide-denial, shock, disbelief, sadness, anger, guilt and shame. We end our discussion sessions by sharing something positive that has recently taken place or something good you are anticipating.

There is no fee and no registration required.  You are welcome to attend at anytime.

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